Russian Foreign Ministry Says Russia never threatened anyone with nuclear weapons.
Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for the Russian Foreign Ministry, said in a statement on Friday (June 24, 2022) that Moscow has never threatened anybody with nuclear weapons and that its strategy for dealing with the potential use of atomic weapons is purely based on the principle of deterrence.
“One cannot help but be perplexed by the remarks made the day before the Conference of the [TPNW] States Parties on “mutual threats to use nuclear weapons” in the context of the Ukrainian crisis and about Russia’s purported “nuclear blackmail.” We reiterate: Russia has never made and is not now making any “nuclear threats.” “The sentence reads.
Zakharova claims that “Russian approaches are based solely on the logic of deterrence, including in the current circumstances, when the NATO countries that provoked the escalation of the Ukrainian crisis, unleashed a hybrid campaign against Russia and proclaimed themselves a “nuclear alliance,” are dangerously balancing on the brink of a direct armed conflict.”
“Whether one agrees with it or not, the deterrence principle continues to be an effective means of preventing nuclear conflict and major conflicts as long as nuclear weapons exist. Therefore, it is entirely unacceptable to distort Russian policy in this area—founded on the tenet that nuclear war is unavoidable—for propaganda objectives, “Added she.
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